Learning Module

Learning Modules

A Learning Module is a self-directed education experience that contains a video of an NCRA archived webinar, resource materials, a quiz, and an evaluation. Participants have 90 days from the date the activity was accessed  to complete the module and are able to claim CE credit immediately following the completion of the module and passing the quiz. Information regarding CE credits for each Learning Module can be found within the description of each module. CE credits range between 1.o - 1.5 CEs per Learning Module.


Abstracting Modules

Spring 2021

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Focus on Abstracting: Colon

Review changes to the colon chapter in the AJCC 8th Edition, as well as an in-depth review of clinical and pathological classification and staging tables.
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Focus on Abstracting: Urinary/Bladder

The presenter will review the anatomy of the urinary/bladder systems and discuss surgical margins and difficult histologies.
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Focus on Abstracting: Hepatobiliary Cancers

The presenter will discuss the anatomy of the liver and biliary tree, and the cancer that invades this site, mainly hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.

Summer 2020

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Abstracting Hematopoietic Sites

Learn about coding bone marrow biopsies and stem cell treatment and the differences between lymph node excisions that may qualify as surgery or biopsy.
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Abstracting Head and Neck

Learn strategies for abstracting laryngeal cancers.
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Abstracting Breast Mastectomies

Learn how to code different types of breast mastectomies.
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Abstracting Melanoma

Learn about surgical margin surgery codes in melanoma cases and how to assign AJCC lymph node involvement, microsatellite mets, and the appropriate surgery code.

Spring 2020

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Primary Payer at Diagnosis: A Registrars Guide to Understanding the Categories and Codes

Understand how the correct classification of the “Primary Payer at Diagnosis” data item can be used by researchers for socioeconomic studies in health disparities and other studies.
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Nuts and Bolts of Quality Control in the Central Registry

Understand the role of the cancer registrar to maintain the accuracy of the data and the quality control initiatives.
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Text in the Abstract

Understand the importance of text that supports all parts of the abstract, including demographics, primary site, and stage. Review examples of the most effective use of the text fields.
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Non-Malignant CNS Tumors: A Case Study and Abstracting Overview

Review and discuss CNS anatomy, specific to benign neoplasms, address common coding pitfalls, and assign the primary site.
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Breast SSDIs: Increase Your Understanding to Improve Coding Accuracy

Identify and understand the Site-Specific Data Items for breast.

Fall 2019

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Focus on Abstracting: Urinary/Bladder

The presenter will review the anatomy of the urinary/bladder systems and discuss surgical margins and difficult histologies.
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Focus on Abstracting: Hepatobiliary Cancers

The presenter will discuss the anatomy of the liver and biliary tree, and the cancer that invades this site, mainly hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.
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Staging Hematopoietic and Lymphoma Cancer Cases

Kelli Aimar, CTR will review the correct application of data items as required by the STORE Manual, Summary Stage, and AJCC staging.
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Staging Prostate Cancer

Paulette Zinkann, CTR will review prostate anatomy and AJCC 8th Edition staging and discuss the updates to the Solid Tumor Rules (STR), the Grade Data Item, Summary Stage (SS) and EOD for this site.
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Staging Tricky Tumors: Top Sites

Using case examples, Janet Vogel, CTR will highlight the “tricky tumor” issues in some of the top sites, such as breast, colorectal, lung, lymphoma, and melanoma.
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Staging Kidney Cancer

LaKeidru Blaylock, CTR and Sherlonda Flem, CTR will review kidney anatomy and AJCC 8th Edition staging and discuss the STR, SS, and EOD for this site.

Registry Management

Summer 2020

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Data Visualization Tools to Engage and Inspire the Cancer Committee

Learn how data visualization tools at Cancer Committee meetings can enhance the data presentation and inspire the Cancer Committee.
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CoC Standards: 2020, Part I, Chapters 1-4

Learn about the significant restructuring of Chapters 1-4 of the CoC Cancer Program Standards between 2016 and 2020.
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CoC Standards: 2020, Part II, Chapters 5-9

Learn the significant restructuring of Chapters 5-9 of the CoC Cancer Program Standards between 2016 and 2020.
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CoC Standards Implementation Plan

Learn how to manage the implementation of the new CoC Program Standards, including effective strategies for communicating with physicians and training of staff.

Coding Modules

Spring 2021

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Coding Grade: Updates

Learn the the core concepts of assigning grade values in the clinical and pathological fields and will explain the new Grade Post Therapy Clin (yc) and Grade Post Therapy Path (yp) fields.
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2021 Solid Tumor Rules Manual: Navigating Revisions

Learn about changes to the Solid Tumor General Rules, the schema-specific changes made in December 2020, and the impact of these changes on histology coding. .
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Coding Rules for SSDIs

Learn about the organization of the SSDIs and how they are presented in the order of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition.

Fall 2020

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Coding Complications: Lung

Learn about the issues that registrars encounter when abstracting lung cancer cases.
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Coding Complications: Hematopoietic Cancers

Learn how to abstract hematopoietic cancer cases and the importance of focusing on the number of primaries, the primary site, histology and diagnostic confirmation codes.
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Spotlight on Pancreas

The presenter will identify issues associated with coding the primary site and provide an overview of the applicable "Other Sites” relevant to pancreatic cancer.

2018 - 2019

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Radiation Oncology for the Cancer Registrar: All You Need to Know

Dr. Brabham will discuss problematic coding areas that will help registrars address the new challenges.
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Navigating the STORE Manual

Kelli Aimar, CTR and Amanda Lemons, RHIA, CTR will answer many of those questions using case examples to illustrate the correct application of data items.
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Site Specific Data Items for Case Abstracting: 2018 and Forward

Jennifer Ruhl, MSHCA, RHIT, CCS, CTR addresses issues about the SSDIs and Grade found during the recent SEER EOD/Summary Stage/SSDI and Grade Reliability Study.
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STORE Manual Updates for Coding Radiation Therapy, Part I

Wilson Apollo, CTR, RTT will address the multiple aspects of radiation therapy and planning techniques to better understand the new STORE Manual codes for radiation therapy.
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STORE Manual Updates for Coding Radiation Therapy, Part II

Wilson Apollo, CTR, RTT will review and analyze clinical scenarios in order to illustrate the application of the new radiation therapy codes.
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From FORDS to STORE: 2018 Updates

Janet Vogel, CTR will address the implementation of revisions to AJCC and Summary Stage data items.

Professional Development Modules

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Health Informatics: From Data Request to Presentation

Learn how to manage data requests, and design and present the data to different audiences.
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Dare to Compare: Mapping Your Data

Learn ways to continue to compare the data from years past to future years.
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Interoperability: EHRs and the Cancer Registry

Kelly Merriman, MPH, PhD, CTR and Sherita Hearn, BS, CTR will address the interoperability of cancer registry processes and how it impacts registry outcomes.
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Excellent Excel

Amanda Kraushaar, RHIA, CTR will demonstrate the application of Excel and Pivot Tables to produce meaningful reports that further the understanding of cancer registry data and its uses.

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